Mark Kenna of newly incorporated Swindon company Bad Blood Films Ltd returned from the May Cannes Film Festival with a long list of contacts and potential interest in Facility 31, a brand new horror movie set in a disused UK military bunker.
Along with writer and director David Hawk from Bristol, Mark presented a slickly produced, high end investment pack to the Cannes market, and turned heads among acquisition companies and global film distributors.
Explaining their next steps Mark said: “We’re now looking at lots of different funding pools to get the film made, and are talking to different financiers and grant providers. We want to combine the best of the old-fashioned movie-making business with the latest methods of production and direct distribution.”
Mark says Facility 31 will appeal to the massive and loyal fan-base that follow the horror genre. “We’re planning a gaming app that fans will be able to engage with, where they can explore the setting and the story lines and perhaps make suggestions.
“This will be the first time fans get the opportunity to be part of a film in the pre-production process which is really exciting.
“The future of movie-making is going to be all about small professional teams engaging with a massive fan-base team so the film-goers are already invested in the end product.”
Hear Mark and David talking about Facility 31 in a podcast at www.starburstmagazine.com/podcasts/horror-podcast
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